Transgender students at New Hampshire school can choose cap, gown color

Kennett High School in North Conway, N.H. WMUR

Kennett High School in North Conway, N.H.WMUR

Kennett High School in North Conway, N.H.

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Students at a New Hampshire high school will now be able to choose between black and white for their graduation gowns, after a group representing transgender students asked the school board to allow that.

Traditionally, boys at Kennett High School in North Conway wear black caps and gowns and girls wear white ones for graduation.

WMUR-TV reports that two weeks ago, members of the Gay- Straight-Transgender Alliance asked the board to change that after transgender students were assigned robes for the gender they don’t identify with.

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The school board decided Wednesday night to let each person decide if they want to wear black or white.

Graduation is scheduled for June 20.

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